Savory Italian Sausage Sauce


This is a great homemade Italian sausage sauce. It's savory and spicy, as well as thick and chunky. The secret is the combination of Italian sausage, green onions, red wine, and red pepper flakes. Easily double or triple amounts and top on anything! Even better the next day. Enjoy.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs 15 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 35 mins


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 4 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 pound Italian sausage

  • 4 green onions, chopped

  • 1 (8 ounce) package fresh mushrooms, sliced

  • 1 tablespoon dried basil

  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano

  • 1 (15 ounce) can tomato sauce

  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can stewed tomatoes

  • 1 (6 ounce) can tomato paste

  • ½ cup water

  • ½ cup red wine

  • 2 tablespoons white sugar

  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes

  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Sauté garlic in hot oil until browned. Add sausage and cook for 4 minutes, breaking apart with a spoon. Add green onions and cook until sausage is evenly browned, about 10 minutes.

  2. Stir in mushrooms, basil, and oregano; cook for 5 minutes. Stir in tomato sauce, stewed tomatoes, and tomato paste. Add water, red wine, sugar, and red pepper flakes. Season with salt and pepper. Reduce heat to low and simmer for at least 1 hour.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

495 Calories
29g Fat
36g Carbs
21g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 495
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 29g 37%
Saturated Fat 9g 43%
Cholesterol 45mg 15%
Sodium 2102mg 91%
Total Carbohydrate 36g 13%
Dietary Fiber 6g 23%
Total Sugars 21g
Protein 21g
Vitamin C 31mg 156%
Calcium 137mg 11%
Iron 7mg 38%
Potassium 1556mg 33%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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